The Esperanza Center was packed with people and bristling with excitement on the evening of Friday, Dec. 1 as our community gathered to celebrate the most recent graduates of Esperanza College of Eastern University. At the Commencement ceremony, 28 graduates received their Associate’s degrees in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Health Sciences, and Medical Assisting.
This week, PCOM kicked off its second annual summer program aimed at improving diversity in the STEM+M fields (science, tech, engineering, math and medicine) by enhancing awareness of, and interest in, careers in those fields among African-American and Latino students from Olney Charter High School.
"I had the opportunity to professionally network with some of the key players', along with my professor, within one of the most prestigious companies, in the Philadelphia region," Magdalena Bazurto said reflecting on her participation in a networking event hosted by the Association of Latino Professionals For America, ALPFA, at Independence Blue Cross' headquarters in Philadelphia. She attended the event along with her professor, Curtis Bailey, program director of Business Administration and Accounting.